Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a medical condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it travels through the wrist at the carpal tunnel and causes pain, numbness and tingling, in the part of the hand that receives sensation from the median nerve.

Numbness or Tingling

Hypoesthesia (or hypesthesia) refers to a reduced sense of touch or sensation, or a partial loss of sensitivity to sensory stimuli. In everyday speech this is sometimes referred to as "numbness".

Headaches

Headaches can result from a wide range of causes both benign and more serious. Brain tissue itself is not sensitive to pain as it lacks pain receptors. Rather, the pain is caused by disturbance of the pain-sensitive structures around the brain. Nine areas of the head and neck have these pain-sensitive structures, which are the cranium (the periosteum of the skull), muscles, nerves, arteries and veins, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses and mucous membranes.

Our office treats a wide variety of conditions.  Below is a list of some of the conditions that we commonly see at our office.

Neck Pain
Neck pain is pain felt in the neck.  Neck pain, although felt in the neck, can be caused by numerous other spinal problems. Neck pain may arise due to muscular tightness in both the neck and upper back, or pinching of the nerves emanating from the cervical vertebrae. Joint disruption in the neck creates pain, as does joint disruption in the upper back.


Back Pain

Back pain is pain felt in the back.  Back pain may be acute, sub-acute, or chronic depending on the duration. The pain may be characterized as a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. The pain may radiate into the arms and hands as well as the legs or feet.

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder problems including pain, are one of the more common reasons for physician visits for musculoskeletal symptoms. The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body. However, it is an unstable joint because of the range of motion allowed. This instability increases the likelihood of joint injury, often leading to a degenerative process in which tissues break down and no longer function well. Shoulder pain may be localized or may be referred to areas around the shoulder or down the arm. Very often shoulder and arm pain are not due to a shoulder condition rather they are actually due to a Cervical Spine (or neck) condition that is referring the pain to the shoulder or arm. This condition is known as brachial Neuritis. Neuritis is a term used to describe a nerve that is inflamed and is sending pain to the areas of the body that the nerve supplies. Through examination we can often pinpoint the likely cause of your shoulder and/or arm pain and design a treatment plan that will correct the dysfunction that is causing your pain.

Sprains

A sprain, also known as a torn ligament, is damage to one or more ligaments in a joint, often caused by trauma or the joint being taken beyond its functional range of motion. The severity of sprain ranges from a minor injury which resolves in a few days to a major rupture of one or more ligaments requiring surgical fixation and a period of immobilisation. Sprains can occur in any joint but are most common in the ankle and wrist.[1]

Whiplash

Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension.  Whiplash is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents, usually when the vehicle has been hit in the rear; however, the injury can be sustained in many other ways.

Migraines

Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms.  Typically, the headache affects one half of the head, is pulsating in nature, and lasts from two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, or smell.

Herniated Discs

Spinal disc herniation, also known as a slipped disc, is a medical condition affecting the spine in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc allows the soft, central portion to bulge out beyond the damaged outer rings.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a medical condition characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to pressure. This a condition that there is no specific orthopedic or blood test to diagnose it but it affects so many people. 

Hip Pain

Hip pain refers to pain felt in the hip.  Problems within the hip joint itself tend to result in pain on the inside of your hip or your groin. Hip pain on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock is usually caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues that surround your hip joint. Another common cause of hip pain can be due to a Low Back or Pelvic condition that is referring pain down to the hip area. Through examination we can often pinpoint the likely cause of your hip pain and design a treatment plan that will correct the dysfunction that is causing your pain.


Sciatica

Sciatica, also known as sciatic neuritis, sciatic neuralgia, or lumbar radiculopathy, is when pain is felt going down the leg from the back.

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